2018 – Uganda is Ebola-Free – Traveler Health Advisory

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Safari Travelers Update – Uganda is Ebola-Free in 2018

The 2018 Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is 2000 Kilometers from Uganda


Uganda is Ebola-Free in 2018 – the unfortunate Ebola Outbreak is 2000 Kilometers from Uganda.  The EbolaUganda is Ebola-Free Outbreak in the outbreak is being handled differently than the one that caused havoc across the African Continent in 2014 – 2016 when fear took over as the outbreak raged in Western Africa killing many including Health workers.  It was during that outbreak that wholesale cancellations came into African Tour Companies based on erroneous fears and misreporting.

The 2018 Ebola outbreak is in and around the city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The outbreak is being handled differently from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  A vaccine developed by Merck has been brought in and more is on the way.  The World Health Organization is busily at work attempting to contain the present outbreak.

The Congolese City of Mbandaka is 2000 Kilometers from Uganda. 44 People have been diagnosed with the Disease and we hope  for a containment of the outbreak and recovery for those who have come down with the D

Uganda is Ebola-Free as is the rest of East Africa.  Uganda is one of the few African countries with experienced medical staff that know how to contain an Ebola outbreak as demonstrated in the past and based on other disease outbreaks in the past such as the Marburg Virus.

 


Uganda is Ebola-Free in 2018 and the government intends for it to remain so.  People arriving in Uganda are being screened for the Ebola Virus including at Entebbe International Airport.  The Ministry of Health is ready to deploy staff should Ebola raise its ugly head in the Pearl of Africa.

In 2018 unlike in the past, we have received no emails from our clients regarding the Ebola Outbreak. The health and wellbeing of our Clients and anything that would adversely affect their Health.  With that in mind, we will update this page for the duration of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Logic is often lost at times when it comes to Africa.  Just this week someone was considering canceling a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda because of two tourists being kidnapped in Virunga National Park in the Congo.  Uganda is not the Congo, and the problems of the Congo are not in Uganda except that Uganda welcomes refugees.  If a disease breaks out in Marseille, International travelers would not cancel their plans for Vienna or Prague.  Sadly that same standard is not often applied when it comes to African Travel and Uganda.

Ebola is a dreadful disease, we can only hope for the Best when it comes to the D.R. Congo, may it be quickly contained.  It the meantime we suggest that African Travelers stay on top of things by reading the BBC updates about the outbreak.  Uganda remains open and welcoming. Just use Common sense and a Dash of the Hakuna Matata Safari Attitude, don.t worry, we will do it for you and take your Doctor’s advice.